INSTRUCTION
BOOKLET
Recipe
Booklet
Reverse Side
14-Cup Cuisinart Elite Collection™ Food Processor
FP-14 Series
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM WORK BOWL CAPACITIES
FOOD
CAPACITY
14-CUP WORKBOWL
CAPACITY
11-CUP WORKBOWL
CAPACITY
4.5-CUP WORKBOWL
Sliced or shredded fruit,
vegetables or cheese
14 cups
11 cups
N/A
Chopped fruit, vegetables
or cheese
12 cups
9 cups
3 cups
Puréed fruit, vegetables
or cheese
12 cups cooked
8 cups puréed
8 cups cooked
6 cups puréed
3 cups cooked
1½ cups puréed
Chopped or puréed meat,
fish, seafood
2¼ pounds
2 pounds
½ pound
Thin liquid*
(e.g. dressing, soups, etc.)
10 cups
8 cups
3 cups
Cake Batter
Two 9-inch cheesecakes
Four 8-inch homemade layers
(2 boxes 18.5 oz. cake mix)
One 9-inch cheesecake
Two 8-inch homemade layers
(1 box)
N/A
Cookie dough
8 dozen
(based on average chocolate chip
cookie recipe)
N/A
N/A
White bread dough
6 cups flour
N/A
N/A
Whole wheat bread dough 4 cups flour
N/A
N/A
Nuts for nut butter
5 cups
1½ cups
7 cups
* When processing egg-based liquids, like a custard base for quiche, reduce maximum capacity by 2 cups.
IMPORTANT
UNPACKING
INSTRUCTIONS
This package contains a Cuisinart Elite
Collection™ 14-Cup Food Processor and the
accessories for it:
14-, 11- and 4.5-cup work bowls, work bowl
cover, metal chopping/mixing blade, dough
blade, adjustable slicing disc, reversible
shedding disc, stem adapter, large and small
pushers, spatula, accessory storage case,
instruction/recipe book and How-to DVD.
CAUTION:
THE CUTTING TOOLS HAVE VERY SHARP
EDGES. To avoid injury when unpacking the
parts, please follow these instructions.
1. Place the box on a low table or on the floor
next to the kitchen counter where you
intend to keep the food processor. Be sure
the box is right side up.
2. Open top flaps—there will be a rectangular
block of foam that holds the processor
parts, each fitted into a cavity in the foam.
3. Remove the instruction/recipe book, the
spatula (A) is on one side of the foam
block.
chopping/mixing blade (D), dough blade
(E), large metal chopping/mixing blade (F),
and stem adapter (G), are each in a cavity.
CAREFULLY REMOVE THE METAL
CHOPPING/MIXING BLADE BY
GRASPING THE CENTER WHITE HUB
AND LIFTING IT STRAIGHT UP. NEVER
TOUCH THE BLADES, AS THEY ARE
RAZOR SHARP.
12. Pull out the drawer to the storage case
with the adjustable slicing disc (H), and
CAREFULLY REMOVE IT BY USING THE
FINGER HOLES. DO NOT TOUCH THE
BLADE, IT IS VERY SHARP. The
reversible shredding disc (I) is also in the
drawer. Carefully remove the slicing disc
by using the finger holes and carefully
remove the shredding disc by using the
plastic hub. Remember to lock the parts in
the storage case when not in use.
13. Save the shipping cartons and plastic foam
blocks. You will find them very useful if you
need to repack the processor for moving or
other shipment.
Please watch the enclosed How-to DVD
before using the food processor.
NOTE: Remember to return your completed
product registration card with all information
carefully filled out.
4. Remove the bowl cover (B) from the other
side of the foam block. Lift out the large
and small pushers with cover (C) from their
space under the bowl cover in the foam
block.
5. Lift out the DVD from its space in the foam
block.
6. Lift out the foam block and the cardboard
frame.
7. The housing base with 14-, 11- and
4.5-cup work bowls are on one side of the
bottom of the box.
8. Remove the base and bowls together by
grasping the handle and lifting straight up.
Do not rotate the bowl clockwise on the
base. This will cause the bowl to separate
from the base.
9. Place the food processor on the counter or
table. Read the instructions thoroughly
before using the machine.
Storage Cover
with Lock
Drawer
10. The storage case is on the other side of
the bottom of the box.
11. Lift out the storage case, unlock the cover
and remove the foam block; small metal
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IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
Always follow these safety precautions when
using this appliance.
Getting Ready
1. Read all instructions.
2. Blades and discs are sharp. Handle them
carefully.
3. Always unplug from outlet when not in
use, before putting on or taking off parts,
before removing food and before
cleaning. To unplug, grasp plug and pull
from electrical outlet. Never pull cord.
4. Do not use outdoors.
5. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter, or touch hot surfaces.
6. Do not operate any appliance with
damaged cord or plug, or after appliance
has been dropped or damaged in any way.
Return appliance to the nearest authorized
service facility for examination, repair or
electrical or mechanical adjustment.
Operation
1. Keep hands as well as spatulas and other
utensils away from moving blades or discs
while processing food, to prevent the
possibility of severe personal injury or
damage to food processor. A plastic
scraper may be used, but only when the
food processor motor is stopped.
2. Avoid contact with moving parts. Never
push food down by hand when slicing or
shredding. Always use pusher.
3. Make sure motor has completely stopped
before removing cover. (If machine does
not stop within 4 seconds after you remove
the pusher assembly, call 1-800-762-0190
for assistance. Do not use the machine.)
4. Never store any blade or disc on motor
shaft. To reduce the risk of injury, no blade
or disc should be placed on the shaft
except when the bowl is properly locked in
place and the processor is in use. Store
blades and discs, as you would sharp
knives, out of reach of children.
5. Be sure cover and feed tube are securely
locked in place before operating food
processor.
6. Never try to override or tamper with cover
interlock mechanism.
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Cleaning
To protect against risk of electrical shock, do
not put base in water or other liquid.
General
1. This appliance should not be used by or
near children or individuals with certain
disabilities.
2. Do not operate this, or any other motordriven appliance, while under the influence
of alcohol or other substances that affect
your reaction time or perception.
3. This food processor is UL listed for
household use. Use it only for food
preparation as described in the
accompanying recipe and instruction book.
Do not use this appliance outside of its
intended use.
4. The use of attachments not recommended
or sold by Cuisinart may cause fire,
electrical shock or personal injury, or
damage to your food processor.
5. To avoid possible malfunction of work bowl
switch, never store processor with pusher
assembly in locked position.
6. Maximum rating of 7 amperes is based on
attachment that draws greatest current.
Other recommended attachments may
draw significantly less current.
NOTICE: If your food processor has a plastic
case, it has a polarized plug (one blade is wider
than the other). As a safety feature, this plug will
fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug
does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If
it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician.
Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD
USE ONLY
WARNING: RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
CONTENTS
The lightning flash with arrowhead
symbol within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the
presence of un-insulated dangerous
voltage within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of fire or electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
SPECIAL CORD SET
INSTRUCTIONS
Important Unpacking Instructions................ 3
Important Safeguards................................... 4
Features and Benefits .................................. 6
Assembly Instructions, Diagram ...................8
Machine Controls ......................................... 9
Work Bowls .................................................. 9
Machine Functions ....................................... 9
User Guide and Capacity Chart ................. 11
Cleaning and Storage................................. 15
For Your Safety........................................... 15
Technical Data .............................................15
Troubleshooting .......................................... 16
Warranty Information .................................. 17
INTRODUCTION
The food processor that re-invented the art of
food preparation once again leads the way in
innovation! Congratulations on your purchase of
the Cuisinart Elite Collection™ 14-Cup Food
Processor – the next generation in culinary
excellence.
NOTICE
If you have a die-cast
metal unit, for your
protection, it is equipped
with a 3-conductor cord
set that has a molded
3-prong grounding-type
plug, and should be used
in combination with a
properly connected
grounding-type outlet as
shown in Figure A.
Superbly designed for high performance and
ease of use, the Cuisinart Elite Collection™
14-Cup has the power, capacity, versatility,
precision, and accessories to handle any task.
From the three nested and sealed bowls to the
adjustable slicing disc and reversible shredding
disc, these incredible features create multiple
food processors in one!
If a grounding-type outlet is not available, an
adapter, shown in Figure B, may be obtained so
that a 2-slot wall outlet can be used with a
3-prong plug. As shown in Figure C, the adapter
must be grounded by attaching its grounding
lug under the screw of the outlet cover plate.
All of these pioneering, creative elements come
together with Cuisinart’s leading reputation to
give you the Elite Collection™ 14-Cup Food
Processor – the finest food prep appliance for
today’s modern kitchen.
NOTE: Do not remove the grounding prong.
CAUTION: Before using an adapter,
it must be determined that the
outlet cover plate screw is properly
grounded. If in doubt, consult a
licensed electrician. Never use an
adapter unless you are sure it is
properly grounded.
Note: Use of an adapter is not
permitted in Canada.
WARNING
RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REPAIR SHOULD BE DONE BY AUTHORIZED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY
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FEATURES AND BENEFITS
1. Housing Base and Motor
With a vertically projecting motor shaft,
this powerful base will process through a
variety of recipes with a 1000 watt peak
power induction motor.
2. Touchpad Control Panel
These easy to clean, electronically
controlled buttons, feature On, Off, Dough
and Pulse options, for every food
processing function. The contemporary,
blue LED lights will indicate when the unit
is powered on.
3. Work Bowls
Designed with maximum versatility, the
work bowl should be selected based on
task appropriateness.
These nested bowls feature SealTight ™
technology, which maximizes each bowl’s
processing capacity, ensures safe handling,
and keeps all the ingredients contained in
the bowl you’re using! The bowls also
include a locking feature to prevent them
from coming out of position when pouring,
and finger recesses (a) for user-friendliness.
The large, medium and small work bowls
are all made of durable polycarbonate
material with convenient measurement
markings (b) and pour spouts (c).
4. Work Bowl Cover with Feed Tube
Work bowl cover with SealTight™ Advantage
feature allows for maximum bowl capacity
during processing and pouring. To remove
the work bowl cover, push in the release
buttons (a) on either side of the handle
interlock (b).
The Supreme® Wide-Mouth feed tube (c)
accommodates larger ingredients and saves
precutting time.
5. Pusher Assembly
Secured with a snap-fit, the small pusher
(a) inside the large pusher (b) allows you to
accommodate ingredients of all sizes. The
large pusher lock (c), located on the handle,
enables it to be pulled out to lock and
pushed in to unlock – this feature should be
used when processing heavy loads.
6. Small Chopping/Mixing Blade
This small stainless steel blade will chop or
mix anything in your small work bowl and
also features the BladeLock System.
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7. Large Chopping/Mixing Blade
Stainless steel in construction, this heavyduty blade will process a variety of food in
your large or medium work bowl. The
BladeLock System enables the blade to stay
in place to prevent leaking, while providing
optimal pouring.
8. Dough Blade
Designed for our exclusive dough speed
control, this blade will knead through all
types of dough. The dough blade can be
used only in the large bowl.
9. Adjustable Slicing Disc
The versatile 6-in-1 disc allows for thin
to thick slices with 1 to 6 mm indicators.
This disc may be used with the large or
medium bowl.
10. Reversible Shredding Disc
Provides the option of either fine or
medium shredding for optimal results.
This disc may be used with the large or
medium bowl.
11. Stem Adapter
This user-friendly tool easily attaches to
either disc or small chopping/mixing blade
to engage the motor shaft.
12. Spatula
Uniquely designed for use with any
work bowl.
13. Retractable Cord (not shown)
The retractable cord system allows you
to pull as much cord as needed, and then
store it back in the housing when not in use.
Note: The end of the cord is wrapped with
red tape to prevent over-pulling.
14. Accessory Storage Case
This convenient storage case with safety
lock holds all of the blades and discs that
are included with your new food processor.
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ASSEMBLY
INSTRUCTIONS
Blade Operation
Before first use
Before using your Cuisinart Elite Collection™
14-Cup Food Processor for the first time, wash
all of the work bowls, work bowl cover, pusher
assembly, blades, discs, and spatula (see
Cleaning Instructions on page 15).
1. Place the food processor base on a dry,
level countertop with the controls facing
toward you. Do not plug the unit in until it
is fully assembled.
Note: To use the medium bowl, it must
be nested into the large bowl. The small
bowl must be nested in the medium,
with the medium in the large for
operation.
2. With the large bowl on the base, use
the handle to turn the work bowl
counterclockwise to lock it onto the
housing base.
To use the medium bowl, place your
thumbs in the finger recesses and align in
the large bowl with the pour spout facing
the back of the unit. Push down to lock.
To use the small bowl, place your thumbs
in the finger recesses and align the medium
bowl with the pour spout facing opposite
the handle. Push down to lock.
Large Bowl
& accessories
Medium Bowl
& accessories
Small Bowl
& accessories
The BladeLock feature is designed to
keep the blade in place during processing,
pouring, lifting, and handling tasks – but is
not permanently attached. Handle with
care. Always check to be sure the blade
is securely locked before turning the
bowl upside down.
Note: The chopping/mixing blades
should not be removed with liquid
contents above the hub of the blade in
the bowls, as this will defeat the
SealTight™ system.
Large Blade Operation
3. With your medium and/or large work bowl
assembled on the base, grasp the large
chopping/mixing blade by its hub, align it
over the center of the bowl, place it onto
the shaft and turn it until it slides into
place. Firmly push down to lock. Always
check to be sure the blade is securely
locked before turning the bowl upside
down. (To remove, first take the bowl off
the base and put it on a flat surface. Rest
the heel of your hand on the rim of the
bowl and pull up gently and carefully.)
Dough Blade Operation
4. For use with the large bowl. Carefully lift
and place the dough blade on the shaft
and turn it until it slides into place.
Small Blade Operation
5. With all three work bowls assembled on the
base, position the stem adapter over the
center of the bowls, place it on the shaft
and turn it until it slides into place. Grasp
the small chopping/mixing blade by its hub,
place it on the stem adapter, turning it until
it slides into place, and push down firmly to
lock. Always check to be sure the blade
is securely locked before turning the
bowl upside down. (To remove, first take
the bowl off the base and put it on a flat
surface. Rest the heel of your hand on the
rim of the bowl and pull up gently and
carefully.)
Disc Operation
6. When using your medium and/or large bowl
only, position the stem adapter over the
center of the bowl, place it on the shaft and
turn it until it slides into place. If using the
adjustable slicing disc, use the rotating hub
and indicator markings to select slicing
thickness. Using the finger holes, align and
insert the disc over the stem adapter.
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If using the reversible shredding disc,
determine whether the fine or medium side
will be used and use the plastic hub to
twist into position on the stem adapter. The
finger holes may be used for removal of
this disc.
Cover Operation
Press down here
7. Place the work bowl
cover onto the work bowl
by positioning it directly
over the bowls, and push
down on the front and
back to lock into place.
Another way to put the
cover on is by latching
the back on first and then
pushing down on the
front to lock into place.
Be sure both front and
back locks are fully
engaged.
To remove the cover,
push in both sides of the
release button (located
on the cover interlock)
and lift up to remove.
Note: The work bowl cover fits, locks
and seals on the large bowl with any
nested bowl combination. The work
bowl cover will become easier to engage
with repeated use.
8. Align pusher assembly and activating rod
with the feed tube opening on the work
bowl cover and slide it down completely.
9. Plug the food processor into a proper
electrical outlet. It is now ready for use.
Note: The bowl, lid and pushers must be
securely in place for the unit to operate.
MACHINE CONTROLS
On Button
The On control is a continuous button that
allows the machine to run until Off is selected.
PULSE Button
The Pulse control is a momentary button that
allows the machine to run only while it is being
pressed. This capability provides more accurate
control of the duration and frequency of
processing. Unless otherwise specified, a pulse
is about one second.
1. With the machine properly assembled and
engaged, and ingredients in the work bowl,
press the Pulse button repeatedly as
needed. The blue LED On light will be
illuminated upon activation.
DOUGH Button
1. Prepare the dough ingredients and place in
work bowl fitted with the dough blade.
2. Assemble and engage the work bowl cover
and pusher.
3. Press the Dough button and the blue LED
light will illuminate.
4. Then press the On button to knead the
dough. The blue LED On light will also be
illuminated.
5. Press the Off button when finished.
Note: Kneading dough should only be
done in the large work bowl.
WORK BOWLS
Three nested work bowls are provided for a very
versatile processing experience. We recommend
using the work bowls in a manner that will
optimize efficiency. For example, if your recipe
requires using multiple bowls, begin with the
smallest bowl to minimize cleaning. This way the
small bowl can serve as a prep bowl to reserve
chopped ingredients for a recipe. A great example
of this would be the Cherry Crumb Muffins recipe
on page 18.
Note that the bowls lock into place to pour while
nested. The convenient finger recesses can be
used to remove the small and medium bowls with
ingredients, or the bowls can remain nested during
pouring or food removal.
1. Properly assemble and engage the
machine.
Chopping certain foods may scratch or cloud the
work bowl, this will not affect the functionality of
your work bowl.
2. Add ingredients to the work bowl, either
through the feed tube or directly into the
bowl.
MACHINE FUNCTIONS
3. Press the On button. The blue LED light will
illuminate and the motor will start.
4. Press the Off button when finished.
Chopping
(using the Chopping Blade)
• For raw ingredients: peel, core and/or remove
seeds and pits. Food should be cut into even,
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½ to 1-inch pieces. Foods cut into same size
pieces produce the most even results.
• Pulse food in 1-second increments to chop.
For the finest chop, either hold the pulse down
or press ON to run the machine continuously.
Watch ingredients closely to achieve desired
consistency and scrape the work bowl as
necessary.
Puréeing
(using the Chopping Blade)
• To purée fresh fruits or cooked fruits/
vegetables: ingredients should be cut into
1-inch pieces; a smooth purée is achieved
easiest when all the pieces are equal in size.
Pulse to initially chop and then process ON
until food is puréed; scrape the work bowl as
necessary. Do not use this method to purée
cooked white potatoes. (see Mashed Potato
recipe on page 50.)
• To purée solids for a soup or sauce: strain
the solids from the liquid and process the
solids alone. Add cooking liquid and process
as needed.
Kneading
(using the Dough Blade or
the Metal Chopping Blade
with Dough Speed)
• The exclusive dough control processes pastry
doughs, batters and kneads yeast bread
doughs. The reduced RPMs of the dough
control will achieve better results. The metal
chopping blade is ideal for pastry doughs
while the dough blade is specifically designed
for kneading yeast doughs.
• The pusher lock is recommended to be in the
locked position when kneading dough to avoid
it from moving around – some vibration is still
normal.
• Dough kneading should be done in the large
bowl only.
Slicing (using the Adjustable
Slicing Disc)
• Always pack food in the feed tube evenly
to slice. For smaller amounts of food, use the
smaller feed tube. For cheese slicing, always
use the large feed tube. The food will dictate
the amount of pressure: Use light pressure for
soft foods, medium pressure for medium
foods, and firm pressure for harder foods.
Always process with even pressure.
• For julienne or matchstick cuts: Place food
horizontally in the feed tube and process with
10
even pressure to create long, plank-like slices.
Replace stack of slices in feed tube vertically
and process again using even pressure.
• For round fruits or vegetables: Remove a thick
slice on the bottom of the food so that it sits
upright in the feed tube. If food does not fit in
the feed tube, cut in half or quarters to fit.
Process with even pressure.
• For small ingredients, like mushrooms,
radishes or strawberries: Trim the ends so the
food sits upright in the feed tube. Take
advantage of the smaller feed tube if
appropriate.
• When slicing cheese, be sure that the cheese
is well chilled before slicing.
Shredding (using the Reversible
Shredding Disc)
• Always pack food in the feed tube evenly to
shred. For smaller amounts of food, use the
smaller feed tube. For cheese shredding,
always use the large feed tube. The food will
dictate the amount of pressure: Use light
pressure for soft foods, medium pressure for
medium foods and firm pressure for harder
foods. Always process with even pressure.
• To shred leafy vegetables like lettuce or
spinach: Roll leaves together and stand up
in feed tube. Process with even pressure.
• When shredding cheese, be sure that the
cheese is well chilled before shredding.
ACCESSORY
STORAGE CASE
Operating The Lock
To unlock turn counter-clockwise.
Gently lift up the transparent
cover. Do not force the cover
open when the knob is in the
locked position. To lock, gently
close the cover and turn the knob
clockwise.
OPEN
CLOSE
Inserting Accessories
The Accessory Storage Case cover houses the
(A) large metal blade in the right cavity, the (B)
dough blade in the back cavity, and the (C)
small metal blade in the left cavity. Hold each
piece carefully by the center hub. WARNING:
DO NOT TOUCH METAL BLADES, AS DOING
SO MAY RESULT IN INJURY. The (D) stem
adapter fits in the long center opening. Insert
the stem adapter with the thinner, plastic end
towards the back.
B
C
D
A
E&F
Icons embossed on the inside surface of the
Accessory Storage Case show proper
placement of the blades.
The discs are housed in the drawer at the lower
end of the Accessory Storage Case. The (E)
reversible shredding disc gets inserted first (on
either side). Then the (F) adjustable slicing disc
rests over the shredding disc with the plastic
hub facing up. The words “shredding” and
“slicing” are printed in the drawer as a reminder
of the correct disc positions.
Carefully hold discs by center hub for inserting
and removing from the storage case.
WARNING: CUTTING EDGES OF FOOD
PROCESSOR DISCS ARE VERY SHARP.
ALWAYS KEEP FINGERS AWAY FROM
SHARP SIDE.
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USER GUIDE & CAPACITY CHART
FOOD
TOOL
PROCESS
YIELD
DIRECTIONS
FRUITS
Metal Blade
Chop
1 pound = 3 cups
Metal Blade
Purée
1 pound = 3 cups
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Slice
Shred
1 apple = ¾ cup
1 apple = ¾ cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop – process for
fine chop.
Process to purée cooked and peeled apples for
applesauce.
Medium pressure
Medium pressure
Avocados
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Chop
Purée
1 medium = 1 cup
1 medium = 1 cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Cut into 1-inch pieces; process to purée.
Bananas
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Purée
Slice
3 medium = 1 cup
1 pound = 2 cups
Process to purée ripe bananas.
Light pressure for firm bananas.
Berries
Metal Blade
Purée
Process until puréed. Strain to remove seeds. Thaw
frozen berries before processing.
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 pint fresh = 2 cups; 10
ounce-bag frozen = 1½
cups
1 pint = 2 cups
Coconuts
Metal Blade
Chop
1 medium = 4 cups
Cut flesh into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop. Process to
finely chop.
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 medium = 4 cups
Cut flesh to fit feed tube, medium pressure.
Kiwis
Slicing Disc
Slice
2 kiwis = ¾ cup
Chill and peel; light pressure.
Mangoes
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Chop
Purée
1 medium = ¾ to 1 cup
1 medium = ¾ to 1 cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Cut into 1-inch pieces; process to purée.
Peaches/
Nectarines
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Purée
Slice
1 lb = 2 to 2½ cups
1 lb = 2 to 2½ cups
1 lb = 2 to 2½ cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Cut into 1-inch pieces; peel and process to purée.
Remove pit, light pressure.
Citrus Fruits;
Lemons, Limes &
Oranges
Metal Blade
Chop
For medium fruit:
1 lemon = 2 to 3 teaspoons
zest; 1 lime = 1 tsp zest;
Zest: use vegetable peeler to remove rind; process. For
the finest chopped zest, add small amount of sugar to
chop with zest
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 orange = 1½ tablespoons
zest
Trim ends; place upright in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Dried (sticky)
Fruits
Metal Blade
Chop
1 pound = 2½ cups
Chill fruit. Add some flour from recipe to work bowl.
Process using short pulses until desired consistency.
VEGETABLES
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Purée
Slice
1 cup = ½ cup purée
1 pound = 3 cups
Process to purée cooked beans.
“French-cut”: trim beans; stack in feed tube horizontally.
Light pressure.
Broccoli/
Cauliflower
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Chop
Purée
Slice
Shred
1 pound raw = 2 cups
1 pound cooked = 1 cup
Broccoli stems only
Broccoli stems only
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Cut into 1-inch pieces; process to purée.
Peel and trim stems. Medium pressure.
Peel and trim stems. Medium pressure.
Cabbage
Metal Blade
Chop
2 pounds = 8 cups
Slicing Disc
Slice
2 pounds = 8 cups
Shredding Disc
Shred
2 pounds = 8 cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop to desired
consistency.
Cut in wedges to fit feed tube; remove center core. Light
to no pressure. Use slicing disc for coleslaw.
Use shredding disc for extra-fine needs.
Metal Blade
Chop
1 pound (6 med) = 3 cups
Metal Blade
Purée
Slicing Disc
Slice
2 med cooked = ½ cup
purée
1 pound (6 med) = 3 cups
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 pound (6 med) = 2½ cups
Apples
Beans - Green,
Wax
Carrots
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Strawberries: remove stems; stack berries on their side.
Medium pressure.
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop to desired
consistency.
Process to purée.
Small rounds: trim; place upright in feed tube. Long
slices: trim; place horizontally in feed tube. Medium to
firm pressure.
Small shreds: trim; place upright in feed tube. Long
shreds: trim; place horizontally in feed tube. Medium to
firm pressure.
FOOD
TOOL
PROCESS
YIELD
DIRECTIONS
Celery
Metal Blade
Chop
2 medium stalks = ½ cup
Slicing Disc
Slice
2 medium stalks = ½ cup
Cut into 1 inch pieces; pulse to chop to desired
consistency.
Trim; place upright in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Metal Blade
Chop
1 medium = 1½ cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 medium = 1½ cups
Rounds: trim; place upright in feed tube. Medium
pressure. Long slices: trim; place horizontally in feed
tube. Medium pressure.
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 medium = 1½ cups
Shreds: trim; place upright in feed tube. Medium
pressure. Long shreds: trim; place horizontally in feed
tube. Medium pressure.
Garlic
Metal Blade
Chop
1 head = 12 to 16 cloves;
1 medium clove = ½
teaspoon
Peel; with machine running, drop cloves through feed
tube to finely chop.
Ginger
Metal Blade
Chop
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Slice
Shred
1-inch pieces = 1
tablespoon
4 ounces = ½ cup
4 ounces = ½ cup
Peel; cut into ½-inch pieces. With machine running, drop
through feed tube to finely chop.
Peel; place upright in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Peel; place upright in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Herbs - Fresh
Metal Blade
Chop
1 cup loosely packed = ¹∕³
cup
Herbs, work bowl and blade should be clean and
completely dry. Pulse to roughly chop. Process to finely
chop. Keep up to 10 days in airtight bag in refrigerator.
Jalapeño
Metal Blade
Chop
Slicing Disc
Shred
1 medium pepper = 3
tablespoons
1 medium pepper = ¼ cup
Remove seeds and stem. With machine running, drop
halved pepper through feed tube to chop.
Remove seeds and stem. Cut stem end flat to slice into
rings; medium pressure. Place upright in feed tube for
narrow slices, horizontally for longer slices.
Metal Blade
Chop
1 pound = 2 cups
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 pound = 2 cups
Clean leeks; trim, discard dark green parts. Cut into
1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Clean leeks as above. Place upright in feed tube;
medium pressure. Long slices: trim; place lengthwise in
feed tube. Medium pressure.
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 pound = 6 cups
1 pound = 5 cups
Cut into even pieces; pulse to chop.
Pack feed tube. Light pressure.
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 pound = 5 cups
Pack feed tube. Light pressure.
Onions
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 pound = 4½ to 5 cups
1 medium = ¾ to 1 cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Trim; place in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Peppers - Bell
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 pound = 4½ to 5 cups
1 pound = 3 cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Remove seeds and stem. Cut stem end flat to slice into
rings; medium pressure. Halve or quarter and place
upright in feed tube for narrow slices, horizontally for
longer slices.
Pickles
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 medium = ¾ cup
1 medium = ¾ cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Place upright in feed tube for rounds; horizontally for
longer slices. Medium pressure.
Potatoes
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Chop
Purée
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 pound = 3½ to 4 cups
1 cup cooked (1-inch
pieces) = ½ cup
1 pound = 3½ to 4 cups
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 pound = 3½ to 4 cups
Raw potatoes: cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Sweet potatoes/yams: cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to
chop.
Trim end flat; cut to fit into feed tube. Light to medium
pressure for white potatoes; firm pressure for sweet
potatoes/yams; light pressure for partially cooked
potatoes.
Trim end flat; cut to fit into feed tube. Light to medium
pressure for white potatoes. Note: keep sliced or
shredded raw potatoes in cold water to avoid
discoloration; dry well before using. Mashed potatoes:
process cooked white potatoes through medium
shredding disc to avoid a gluey consistency.
Cucumbers
Leeks
Mushrooms
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FOOD
TOOL
PROCESS
YIELD
DIRECTIONS
Radishes
Metal Blade
Chop
½ pound = 1½ cups
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Slice
Shred
½ pound = 1½ cups
½ pound = 1½ cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop. Process to finely
chop.
Trim ends; firm pressure.
Trim ends; firm pressure.
Scallions
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 to 2 = ¼ cup
1 to 2 = ¼ cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Trim, discard dark green parts, place upright in feed
tube. Light to medium pressure. Long slices: trim; place
lengthwise in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Spinach
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Chop
Purée
Pulse to chop.
Process to purée.
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 pound raw = 10 cups raw
1 pound raw = 1½ cups
cooked
1 pound raw = 10 cups raw
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 pound = 3 cups
1 pound = 3 cups
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 pound = 3 cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Rounds: trim; place upright in feed tube. Long slices:
trim; place horizontally in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Shredding: trim; place upright in feed tube. Long shreds:
trim and place horizontally in feed tube. Medium
pressure.
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Purée
Chop
½ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces. Process soft cheeses until smooth.
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Shredding Disc
Shredding Disc
Med. Shred
Fine Shred
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
Chill well; medium pressure. Mozzarella should be frozen
for 25 to 30 minutes before shredding.
Firm Cheeses;
Cheddar, Swiss,
Edam & Gouda
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Shredding Disc
Chop
Slice
Med. Shred
Fine Shred
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
Cut into ½- to 1-inch pieces; temperature not critical.
Chill well; light to medium pressure.
Chill well; medium pressure.
Chill well; light pressure.
Hard Cheeses;
Parmesan &
Romano
Metal Blade
Chop
¾ pound = 3 cup
Shredding Disc
Shredding Disc
Med. Shred
Fine Shred
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
Cut into ½- to 1 inch pieces; temperature not critical.
*Never process cheese that cannot be pierced with the
tip of a sharp knife.
Cheese should be room temperature.
Cheese should be room temperature.
Zucchini/Summer
Squash
CHEESES
Soft Cheeses;
Ricotta, Cream,
Cottage, Brie,
Blue, Fontina
Mozzarella, Bel
Paese
As with all fruit and cooked vegetable purées, cut
ingredients into 1-inch pieces. Steam cooked ingredients
until completely soft. Pulse to chop, then process until
completely smooth. To ensure there are no lumps, press
mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Keeps well frozen
in ice cube trays for individual 1-ounce portions.
ADDITIONAL
FOODS
Baby Food
Metal Blade
Purée
Butter
Metal Blade
Chop
Roll leaves together and place upright in feed tube;
medium pressure.
¼ pound (1 stick) = ½ cup
Butter should be room temperature and cut into
tablespoon-size pieces. Process, scraping bowl as
necessary. Compound butters: process flavoring
ingredients before adding butter. Pastry: cut butter into
small cubes; freeze before using.
Butter should be cold, not frozen; medium pressure.
Slicing Disc
Slice
¼ pound (1 stick) = ½ cup
Chocolate
Metal Blade
Chop
1-ounce = ¼ cup grated
Shredding Disc
Shred
1-ounce = ¼ cup grated
Cut into ½- to 1-inch pieces (or use chocolate chips).
Pulse to start, then process to desired consistency.
Texture will appear more rounded than grated.
Chill chocolate; medium to firm pressure.
Crumbs; Bread,
Cookies &
Crackers
Metal Blade
Chop
12 to 14 graham wafers =
1 cup crumbs; 1 slice bread
= ½ cup crumbs
Break up ingredients into ½- to 1-inch pieces. Process
until fine. Breadcrumbs: make from fresh, stale or
toasted bread.
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FOOD
TOOL
PROCESS
YIELD
DIRECTIONS
Egg Whites
Metal Blade
Chop
8 egg whites = 1 cup firm
whites
Egg whites should be room temperature; add 1
teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar per white. Process in
an absolutely clean bowl for 1 to 2½ minutes until
surface develops ridges and mass of whites almost
stops moving. These egg whites should not be used in
meringues. For whipped egg whites with volume, whip
with whisk or electric mixer.
Meat, Poultry &
Fish
Metal Blade
Chop
2¼ pound boneless = 4½ cups
Metal Blade
Purée
1 pound boneless = 2 cups
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 pound boneless = 2 cups
Cut very cold raw or cooked meat/poultry/fish into
1-inch pieces; pulse to chop. Process for a few seconds
at a time for a finer chop. Check texture often to avoid
overprocessing.
Cut very cold raw or cooked meat/poultry/fish into
1-inch pieces; pulse to chop. Process continuously until
desired texture.
Slicing cooked meat/poultry: be sure it is very cold. Use
a single chunk of meat at a time. Slicing raw meat/
poultry: cut to fit feed tube; wrap in plastic to briefly
freeze. Raw meat is ready to slice when hard to the
touch but can easily be pierced with tip of a sharp knife.
*Slicing meats works best when semi-frozen.
Milk Shakes/
Smoothies
Metal Blade
Chop/ Purée
Can make up to 16
8-ounce servings.
Milkshakes: add ice cream first; process and add milk
through feed tube. Smoothies: add fruit first, then add
the liquid while processing.
Nuts
Metal Blade
Chop
¾ pound = 3 cups
Metal Blade
Purée
¼ pound = 1 cup
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Slice
Shred (fine/med.)
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
Pulse to chop. Hardness of nut dictates amount and
time of processing. If either flour or sugar is added to
nuts during processing, they can be processed as long
as possible without becoming butter. Coarsely chopped
nuts: 6 to 8 pulses. Finely chopped nuts: pulse 2 to 3
times, then process 20 to 30 seconds, watching
carefully for desired consistency.
Nut butter: process nuts 2 to 3 minutes, scraping bowl
as necessary. For smoothest consistency, add some oil
to nuts while processing.
Medium pressure; nuts will have a coarse texture.
Medium pressure; nuts will have a fine/medium texture.
Granulated Sugar
(to make extra
super-fine sugar)
Metal Blade
Chop
1 pound = 2 cups
Process 1 minute, or until fine.
Tofu
Metal Blade
Purée
10 ounces = ¾ cup
Drain; process 2 minutes or until smooth.
Whipping Cream
Metal Blade
Chop
1 cup = ½ cup whipped
Process well-chilled cream until cream begins to
thicken. Add sugar as desired; process continuously until
cream reaches desired consistency (about 3 to 4
minutes).
Pastry Dough
Metal Blade
Mix
Batters
Quick Bread,
Cake & Cookies
Metal Blade
Mix
First sift dry ingredients together by processing; remove
and reserve. Process the fats and sugars together and
then add any remaining liquid ingredients. Pulse in
reserved dry ingredients. Any ingredients that need to
be coarsely chopped can be added with dry ingredients.
For finely chopped ingredients, chop separately in small
work bowl and then add to batter at the end.
Yeast Dough
Breads
Metal Blade
Dough Blade
Mix
Knead
TIPS: Use ¾ cup warm liquid to proof 2¼ teaspoons
dry active yeast. Sugar/honey aids in activating yeast,
so add a small amount, about 1 teaspoon, to the warm
liquid/yeast mixture when proofing. Food processor can
handle up to 8 cups white flour for a yeast bread dough.
The dough should have a soft, pliable texture and feel
only slightly tacky.*
Sweet Dough
Breads & Coffee
Cakes
Metal Blade
Dough Blade
Mix
Knead
See TIPS above, but keep in mind that sweet doughs
will be rich and sticky and may not clean sides of bowl;
bowl may need to be scraped. Sweet doughs require
less kneading once the ingredients are mixed.*
DOUGHS
Pulse mixture until it has consistency between cornmeal
and small pebbly crumbs. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a
time; pulse until a dough forms.
Note: Use dough blade for kneading dough in the large bowl only. The medium or small bowls may not be used
for dough.
*See troubleshooting for additional direction and techniques.
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CLEANING AND STORAGE
Keep your Cuisinart Elite Collection™ 14-Cup
Food Processor ready to use on the kitchen
counter. When not in use, leave it unplugged.
This food processor includes a storage case
with lock for safekeeping of blades and discs.
Keep the blades and discs out of the reach of
children.
All parts except the housing base are dishwasher
safe, and we recommend washing them in the
dishwasher on the top rack only. Due to intense
water heat, washing the work bowl, cover and
accessories on the bottom rack may cause
damage over time. Insert the cover with the feed
tube facing up to ensure proper cleaning of the
seal. (Note: The seal is not removable and water
will drain properly.) Insert the work bowl and
pushers upside down for drainage. Remember
to unload the dishwasher carefully wherever you
place sharp blades and discs.
To simplify cleaning, rinse the work bowl, cover,
pusher assembly and blade or disc immediately
after use so food won’t dry on them. Be sure to
place the pushers upside down for drainage. If
food lodges in the pusher, remove it by running
water through it, or use a bottle brush.
If you wash blades and discs by hand, do it
carefully. When handling, use the plastic hubs
on the blades and finger holes for the discs.
Avoid leaving them in soapy water where they
may disappear from sight. To clean the metal
blade, fill the work bowl with soapy water, hold
the blade by its plastic center and move it
rapidly up and down on the center shaft of the
bowl. Use of a spray attachment is also
effective. If necessary, use a brush.
surface. Occasionally wipe your Accessory
Storage Case with a cloth or sponge that has
been dipped in warm soapy water. To remove
stubborn spots, use a mild soap solution, then
wipe with a damp sponge. Do not put the
Accessory Storage Case in the dishwasher.
Blades, stem adapter and discs should always
be clean when they are put into the Accessory
Storage Case. The Accessory Storage Case is
not meant for temporary storage of soiled
blades between periods of use.
IMPORTANT: Never store any blade or disc on
the motor shaft. No blade or disc should be
placed on the shaft except when the processor
is about to be used.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Like all powerful electrical appliances, a food
processor should be handled with care. Follow
these guidelines to protect yourself and your
family from misuse that could cause injury.
Handle and store metal blades and discs
carefully. Their cutting edges are very sharp.
Always place the stem adapter on the motor
shaft before assembling the discs.
Never put blades or discs on the motor shaft
until the work bowl is locked in place.
Always be sure that the blade or disc is down
on motor shaft as far as it will go.
Always insert chopping blade and dough blade
in the work bowl before putting ingredients in
bowl.
When slicing or shredding food, always use the
pusher. Never put your fingers or spatula into
feed tube.
The work bowl is made of polycarbonate plastic,
which is shatter resistant and heat resistant. It
should not be placed in a microwave oven, as
the aperture at the front of the pusher houses
the metal rod that activates the motor.
Always wait for the blade or disc to stop
spinning before you remove the pusher
assembly or cover from the work bowl.
The housing base may be wiped clean with a
soapy, non-abrasive material. Be sure to dry
once clean.
Always remove work bowl from base of machine
before you remove chopping blade or dough
blade.
Four rubber feet on the underside keep the base
from moving on most work surfaces when the
machine is processing heavy loads. If the feet
leave spots on the counter, spray them with a
spot remover and wipe with a damp sponge. If
any trace of the spot remains, repeat the
procedure and wipe the area with a damp
sponge and nonabrasive cleaning powder.
The Accessory Storage Case is made of a highimpact plastic that has a smooth, easy-to-clean
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Always unplug the unit before removing food,
cleaning, or putting on or taking off parts.
TECHNICAL DATA
The motor in your food processor operates on a
standard line operating current. The appropriate
voltage and frequency for your machine are
shown on a label on the bottom of the base.
An automatic, temperature-controlled circuit
breaker in the motor ensures complete
protection against motor burnout. If the
processor runs for an exceptionally long time
when chopping, mixing or kneading a thick or
heavy mixture in successive batches, the motor
may overheat. If this happens, the processor will
stop. Turn it off and wait for the motor to cool
before proceeding. It will usually cool within 10
minutes. In extreme cases, it could take an hour.
Safety switches prevent the machine from
operating when the work bowl or the cover is
not locked into position. The motor stops within
seconds when the motor is turned off, and when
the pusher assembly is removed, a fast-stop
circuit also enables the motor to stop within
seconds.
Cuisinart offers a Limited Three-Year Warranty
on the entire machine.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Food Processing
1. Problem: The food is unevenly processed
Solution:
• The ingredients should be cut evenly
into ½- to 1-inch pieces before
processing.
• Process in batches to avoid
overloading.
2. Problem: Slices are uneven or slanted
Solution:
• Place evenly cut food into the feed tube.
• Apply even pressure on the pusher.
3. Problem: Food falls over in feed tube
Solution:
• Large feed tube must be packed full
for best results. If processing smaller
quantities, use the small feed tube.
4. Problem: Some food remains on top
of the disc.
Solution:
• It is normal for small pieces to remain;
cut remaining bits by hand and add to
processed ingredients.
Dough Processing
1. Problem: The dough control button does
not work.
Solution:
• The dough control works in conjunction
with the ON button. The food processor
will only operate once the ON is selected
after the dough function is activated.
2. Problem: Motor slows down.
Solution:
• Amount of dough may exceed maximum
capacity of your food processor. Remove
half and process in two batches.
• Dough may be too wet (see number 10).
If motor speeds up, continue processing.
If not, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a
time until the motor speeds up. Process
until dough cleans the side of the work
bowl.
3. Problem: Blade doesn’t incorporate
ingredients.
Solution:
• Always start the food processor before
adding liquid. Add liquid in a slow, steady
stream, allowing the dry ingredients to
absorb it. If too much liquid is added,
wait until ingredients in the work bowl
have mixed, then add remaining liquid
slowly (do not turn off the machine). Pour
liquid onto dough as it passes under feed
tube opening; do not pour liquid directly
onto bottom of the work bowl.
4. Problem: Blade rises in work bowl
Solution:
• Excessively sticky dough can cause blade
to rise. Reinsert blade and immediately
add 2 tablespoons of flour through the
feed tube while the machine is running.
5. Problem: The large pusher moves when
processing dough or other heavy loads.
Solution:
• The pusher lock feature, located above
the handle, should be pulled out (some
vibration is normal).
6. Problem: Dough doesn’t clean inside of
the work bowl.
Solution:
• Amount of dough may exceed maximum
capacity of your food processor. Remove
half and process in two batches.
• Dough may be too dry (see number 9).
• Dough may be too wet (see number 10).
7. Problem: Nub of dough forms on top of
blade and does not become uniformly
kneaded.
Solution:
• Stop machine, carefully remove dough,
divide it into 3 pieces and redistribute
them evenly in the work bowl.
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8. Problem: Dough feels tough after kneading
4.
Solution:
• Divide dough into 2 or 3 pieces and
redistribute evenly in bowl. Process 10
seconds or until uniformly soft and pliable.
Solution:
• This is normal as some heavier loads (e.g.
slicing/shredding cheese) may require the
motor to work harder. Simply reposition
the food in the feed tube and try again.
9. Problem: Dough is too dry.
Solution:
• While machine is running, add water, 1
tablespoon at a time until dough cleans
the inside of the bowl.
10. Problem: Dough is too wet.
• The maximum load capacity may have
been exceeded. Remove some of the
ingredients and continue processing.
5.
Solution:
• While machine is running, add flour, 1
tablespoon at a time until dough cleans
the inside of the bowl.
Problem: The motor does not start.
Solution:
• There is a safety interlock to prevent the
motor from starting if it is not properly
assembled. Make sure the work bowl
and work bowl cover are securely locked
into position.
6.
2.
Problem: The food processor shuts off
during operation.
Solution:
• The cover may have become unlocked;
check to make sure it is securely in
position.
• A safety protector in the motor prevents
the motor from overheating, which is
caused by excessive strain. Press the Off
control button and wait 10 to 15 minutes
to allow the food processor to cool off
before resuming.
3.
Problem: The food processor cover
becomes unlatched in the back and or
makes a loud noise.
Solution:
• The back of the cover becoming
unlatched, and any related noise, will not
prevent the unit from working. Simply
push down to lock the back into position.
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Problem: The food processor vibrated/
moved around the countertop during
processing.
Solution:
• Make sure the rubber feet at the bottom
of the unit are clean and dry. Also make
sure that the maximum load capacity is
not being exceeded.
• If you are slicing or shredding and the
above solution does not work, make sure
that the food contents in the feed tube
are cut below the maximum fill line so
that the activation rod can engage the
motor.
• If the motor still will not start, check the
power cord and outlet.
Problem: It is difficult to remove the
chopping/mixing blade from the work bowl.
Solution:
• These innovative blades have been
designed to lock in the work bowl to
prevent them from falling out when
emptying the contents of the bowl. Using
extreme care, use a little extra force to
remove the blade.
Technical
1.
Problem: The motor slowed down during
operation.
• This is normal as some heavier loads (e.g.
slicing/shredding cheese) may require the
motor to work harder.
7.
Problem: The large pusher falls out when
the cover is turned upside down.
Solution:
• The pusher lock feature, located above
the handle, should be pulled out.
WARRANTY
FULL TWENTY-YEAR
MOTOR WARRANTY
LIMITED 3-YEAR
WARRANTY
This warranty is available to consumers only.
You are a consumer if you own a Cuisinart
Elite Collection™ 14-Cup Food Processor
that was purchased at retail for personal,
family or household use. Except as otherwise
required under applicable law, this warranty is
not available to retailers or other commercial
purchasers or owners.
We warrant that your Cuisinart Elite Collection™
14-Cup Food Processor will be free of defects
in materials and workmanship under normal
home use for three years from the date of
original purchase.
We suggest you complete and return the
enclosed product registration card promptly
to facilitate verification of the date of original
purchase. However, return of the product
registration card does not eliminate the need
for the consumer to maintain the original proof
of purchase in order to obtain the warranty
benefits. In the event that you do not have
proof of purchase date, the purchase date for
purposes of this warranty will be the date of
manufacture.
If your Cuisinart Elite Collection™ 14-Cup Food
Processor should prove to be defective within
the warranty period, we will repair it, or if we
think necessary, replace it. To obtain warranty
service, simply call our toll-free number 1-800726-0190 for additional information from our
Customer Service Representatives, or send
the defective product to Customer Service at
Cuisinart, 150 Milford Road, East Windsor, NJ
08520.
To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your
return, please enclose $10.00 for shipping and
handling of the product.
Please pay by check or money order (California
residents need only supply proof of purchase
and should call 1-800-726-0190 for shipping
instructions).
NOTE: For added protection and secure
handling of any Cuisinart® product that is being
returned, we recommend you use a traceable,
insured delivery service. Cuisinart cannot be
held responsible for in-transit damage or for
packages that are not delivered to us. Lost
and/or damaged products are not covered
under warranty. Please be sure to include
your return address, daytime phone number,
description of the product defect, product
model number (located on bottom of product),
original date of purchase, and any other
information pertinent to the product’s return.
Your Cuisinart Elite Collection™ 14-Cup Food
Processor has been manufactured to the
strictest specifications and has been designed
for use with the authorized accessories and
replacement parts.
This warranty expressly excludes any
defects or damages caused by accessories,
replacement parts, or repair service other than
those that have been authorized by Cuisinart.
This warranty does not cover any damage
caused by accident, misuse, shipment or other
ordinary household use.
This warranty excludes all incidental or
consequential damages. Some states do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of these
damages, so these exclusions may not apply
to you.
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY:
California law provides that for In-Warranty
Service, California residents have the option of
returning a nonconforming product (A) to the
store where it was purchased or (B) to another
retail store which sells Cuisinart® products of
the same type.
The retail store shall then, at its discretion,
either repair the product, refer the consumer
to an independent repair facility, replace
the product, or refund the purchase price
less the amount directly attributable to the
consumer’s prior usage of the product. If the
above options do not result in the appropriate
relief to the consumer, the consumer may then
take the product to an independent repair
facility if service or repair can be economically
accomplished. Cuisinart and not the consumer
will be responsible for the reasonable cost of
such service, repair, replacement, or refund for
nonconforming products under warranty.
California residents may also, according to their
preference, return nonconforming products
directly to Cuisinart for repair, or if necessary,
replacement, by calling our Consumer Service
Center toll-free at 1-800-726-0190.
Cuisinart will be responsible for the cost of the
repair, replacement, and shipping and handling
for such products under warranty.
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BEFORE RETURNING
YOUR CUISINART® PRODUCT
If you are experiencing problems with your
Cuisinart® product, we suggest that you call
our Cuisinart® Service Center at
1-800-726-0190 before returning the product
to be serviced. If servicing is needed, a
Representative can confirm whether the
product is under warranty and direct you to
the nearest service location.
Important: If the nonconforming product is to
be serviced by someone other than Cuisinart’s
Authorized Service Center, please remind the
servicer to call our Consumer Service Center
at 1-800-726-0190 to ensure that the problem
is properly diagnosed, the product is serviced
with the correct parts, and the product is still
under warranty.
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Cuisinart® is a registered trademark
of the Conair Corporation
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